Because Too Many People Still Don't Know Why The EARN IT Bill Is Terrible, Here's A Video

Because Too Many People Still Don't Know Why The EARN IT Bill Is Terrible, Here's A Video

2 weeks ago
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The biggest problem with all the proposals to reform Section 230 is that way too many people don't understand why they are a terrible idea. And the EARN IT bill is one of the worst of the worst, because it does not just break Section 230 but also so much more, yet too many people remain oblivious to the issues.

Obviously there's more education to be done, and towards that end Stanford's Riana Pfefferkorn and I recently gave this presentation at the Crypto and Privacy Village at Defcon. The first part is a crash course in Section 230 and how it does the important work it does in protecting the online ecosystem. The second part is an articulation of all the reasons the EARN IT bill in particular is terrible and the specific damage it would do to encryption and civil liberties, along with ruining Section 230 and everything important that it advances.